Thursday, February 27, 2014

because we are not talented enough, but that's okay

"So many times we say that we can't serve God because we aren't whatever is needed.  We're not talented enough or smart enough or whatever.   But if you are in covenant with Jesus Christ, He is responsible for covering your weaknesses, for being your strength.  He will give you His abilities for your disabilities!"

~ Kay Arthur

Monday, February 24, 2014

Saturday and Sunday

Saturday was our ladies gathering at church... 'Sisterhood', with lovely welcome treats on
entering the building.  These are real men - serving cupcakes and all!  The message was on
cultivating courage... it really got me thinking - a word in season!

Manuela made nachos this week and sent me a pic... well, that really got the
taste buds going, so finally on Sunday evening we made a batch ourselves. 
Above is a pic of the dish before the cheese is added and placed into the oven.

Finally on the plate! As good as I imagined!

Friday, February 21, 2014

A little reading

He set two places at the counter and took the bubbling sausage casserole from the oven.  There would be no diet this day.  Then, he turned on the record player and heard the familiar, if scratchy, strains of the Messiah.
Dooley appeared at the kitchen door, dressed in the burgundy robe. "Sounds like a' army's moved in down here."
"My friend, you have hit the nail on the head.  It is an army of the most glorious voices in recent history, singing one of the most majestic musical works ever written!"
Dooley rolled his eyes.

~ At home in Mitford

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Morning and Evening

Morning Coffee.

Ham and Broccoli quiche for dinner.
As delicious as both of these were to my body, I must also nurture my soul... John 6.35 'Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty."'

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The gate

So profound, that the gate to our Father is always open and by whatever means we arrive there, the welcome is always the same...

Monday, February 17, 2014

Quick weekend project

Our new blackboard!

Friday, February 14, 2014

The greatest moments

We baked heart-shaped chocolate muffins yesterday so that they would be ready this morning for our valentine.  Us two girls with chocolate fingers and laughing mouths.

And later I tuck my girl in and tell her as I often do... "to the moon and back my girl" and she returns with "to the moon and back, times infinity"

Have a dosage of love everyday! The greatest of moments are always in love.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Baking as a Mrs

This cake is my sister's first baking attempt as a married woman.  A domestic goddess seems to be emerging... doesn't this chocolate cake look amazing?

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Give us, forgive us, lead us


The Lord's Prayer

Our Father
who art in heaven
hallowed be thy name
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom
the power and the glory
forever and ever.

I was praying this as I watered the garden this morning.  May His will be done in your life and your home this day.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Jam making

Before the last of our cherries and apricots spoiled, I made jam.  Last summer was less successful, so I kept myself in the kitchen and my eye on the pot.  Turned out great - very fruity!!

Cherry Jam

Apricot Jam

Monday, February 10, 2014

Fund raising

Rebecca's school has a cycle race as an annual fund raiser - it was on Saturday.  One day a year all the parents get involved and do their bit..  We help with water points.

We have just set up.  The calm before the storm... once the cyclists start coming, its all hands on deck.

There they are.

Sunday was wonderful & relaxed...

My Sunday treat... roasted coconut ice-cream. Very good.

Friday, February 7, 2014

This week

Rebecca had Athletics Day! And special it was... the last one of primary school.

I took her for lunch and we had the best table!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

A vivid display

These lovely roses that Wayne gave me are now at their end but they have given the dining room the most dazzling colour for many days!

Monday, February 3, 2014


"Faith is led confidently to expect
what reason would never suggest."

Charles Spurgeon